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Herve Blandin

Herve Blandin

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Equipped with its 15-year experience as a former IT engineer, Herve covers the tech sector. When he's not busy writing about cybersecurity, cloud computing, and other fascinating technologies, he enjoys running and traveling.

Recent articles

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Is Palo Alto Networks Stock a Buy?

Palo Alto Networks is poised to post solid revenue growth and a high adjusted free cash flow margin over the next several years. But investors should proceed with caution.


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Is The Trade Desk Stock a Buy?

The company has been delivering solid performance in a growing online advertising market, but the stock has climbed back to all-time high levels.


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Better Buy: Facebook vs. Twitter

Facebook has been a superior choice for long-term investors over the last several years, but is it still?


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Why BlackBerry's Fiscal Third-Quarter Results Weren't That Impressive

The company generated losses, and the acquisition of Cylance masked slow revenue growth.


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Will Amazon Make a Dent in Cisco's Revenue With This New Project?

Amazon is one of the premier members of a project that aims to disrupt a part of the computer networking industry.

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Better Buy: Arista Networks vs. Juniper Networks

Both network vendors are facing challenges in the cloud data center market, but there's a clear winner.


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It Took 5 Years and $1 Billion for Cisco to Prepare This Key Future-Proof Strategy

Cisco's new "Internet for the future" strategy represents a major shift for the legacy network vendor.


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Better Buy: AT&T vs. Verizon

Both telecommunication providers rely on 5G and content to fuel their revenue growth and sustain their dividends. So what sets them apart?


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CrowdStrike: Stellar Results vs. Lofty Valuation

The cloud-based cybersecurity vendor posted strong results and raised guidance.


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Zoom Video's Lofty Valuation Leaves No Margin for Safety

The cloud-based collaboration company posted impressive results and raised guidance, but it remains exposed to intensifying competition.

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Why Investors Should Avoid Zscaler

The cybersecurity company reported strong fiscal first-quarter results and raised its guidance, but its stock price corresponds to higher expectations.


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Better Buy: Square vs. PayPal

Both payment companies are expanding their ecosystems, but their distinct risk profiles correspond to different types of investors.


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What Palo Alto Networks' Ambitious 3-Year Plan Doesn't Tell You

Despite weak next-quarter guidance, management emphasized the company was on track to reach its long-term goals.


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Beware Splunk's Impressive Operating Cash Flow Forecast

Management expects $1 billion of operating cash flow by fiscal 2023.


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Better Buy: Cisco Systems vs. Oracle

Both tech giants have been transforming their legacy businesses while generating significant free cash flow.

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Better Buy: CenturyLink vs. Frontier Communications

Both companies rely on their fiber assets to offset the decline of their legacy businesses, but one of them is much riskier.


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Why Cisco's Weak Guidance Creates an Opportunity for Dividend Investors

The yield now exceeds 3.1% -- and it's safe.


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Datadog's Stellar Earnings Come With a Stiff Valuation

Third-quarter results topped ambitious expectations and the company's market cap jumped $1.9 billion overnight.


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Why CyberArk Software Is a Speculative Investment

Even with strong double-digit revenue growth, increasing profits, and raised guidance, the cybersecurity company remains pricey.


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There Are Challenges Behind New Relic's Encouraging Q2 Earnings

The New Relic One platform shows promising early signs, but the market expects more.